Race, racism, social justice, climate change, life beyond the solar system, and a look at the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher through different lenses – literally. These were among the topics that captivated hundreds of Jefferson Educational Society summit attendees in the first five of 14 programs. The speakers – Camille Busette and Rashawn Ray; Ali Zaidi; Avi Loeb; Rev. Jeffrey Brown; and Nile Gardiner – kicked off the 2021 spring summit with engaging presentations and insightful conversations with Jefferson Vice President Ben Speggen.
Medicine and politics took over the spotlight along with Global Summit Chairman Steve Scully, who moderated the week’s five programs. The speakers were Gerald Seib, Dr. Michael Saag, Susan Page, Karen Tumulty, and Dr. Leana Wen.
Foreign policy, politics, and a unique look at the energy bubbling in smaller American cities. The speakers – David Ignatius, Christopher Hill, April Ryan, and a finale featuring James Fallows, Deborah Fallows, Steve Ascher, and Jeanne Jordan – capped the 14-event Global Summit XII speaker series.